In reply to # 3674348 by S1 Elan Apparently what we think is endearing today wasn't so well received back then... . . Kurt.
Exactly... Frogeye received very low marks for impractical under hood serviceability and lack of an opening trunk. The bug eyes were soon seen as old fashioned and basic... slapped on, not designed in. The appeal of being an "entry-level" sports car soon faded.
Cars built in last full year of Frogeye production: 18,648.
Cars built in first full year of Spridget production: 24,535.
The market spoke.
"Have you ever thought... Everyone driving slower than your is a MORON, everyone driving faster must be a FREAKING IDIOT!". . . George Carlin